Firiplaka Beach located on Milos Island, Greece simply stunned me. I shot this photo after a small hike up from a dusty side road to get to it. I looked up and I saw it for the first time spread out before me. It sparkled with its fine silver sand perfectly curled around a clear aqua blue bay. Its light coffee colored slice of a mountain jutted down in the distance as if to protect yet embrace the waters.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 10
Award Score: 59 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 10, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Firiplaka Beach, Milos Island | Greece
Photographer: Marissa Tejada (Athens, Greece) Registered Photographer
Marissa is an award-winning American freelance journalist and travel writer based in Greece. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island (NY) and has followed her media career across the world. She has lived in Upstate New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington State, Orlando and San Francisco. She has held diverse roles on both sides of the camera, from behind the scenes at an international news bureau to covering local and national news as a television reporter and anchor. Living in Europe inspired her to write her debut novel, Chasing Athens, which was released in April 2014. When she’s not writing her second book, she’s updating her travel insights and photography posts on her blog my Greece, my travels.